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100 1  Irwin, Amanda Lee 
245 13 La ultima palabra: La lectura, la escritura y la 
       reescritura en "Yo el Supremo" de Augusto Roa Bastos 
300    163 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 57-
       05, Section: A, page: 2057 
500    Adviser: Rene de Costa 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Chicago, 1996 
520    This study analyzes several ways in which Yo el Supremo 
       develops the principle narrative and ideological concerns 
       arising from the Latin American "new novel" into an 
       ongoing process. The novel integrates social and political
       concerns, and new demands on the role of history, into 
       experimental narrative techniques. It thus contributes to 
       making what may have initially been considered as a 
       passing literary movement into a continuous process of 
       critical self-analysis and renovation in Latin American 
520    Yo el Supremo is approached here from the perspectives of 
       its unique use of polyphony, its breaking down of the 
       distinction between historical writing and fiction writing,
       and the inclusion of the reader in the process of the 
       production of meaning. The polyphonic character of the 
       novel allows several texts presenting different and 
       opposing perspectives of historical events to confront 
       each other on the written page. As the dynamic of this 
       confrontation becomes apparent, the reader perceives and 
       is directly affected by a process of fragmentation, and 
       then becomes aware of an absent text, the meaning of which
       can be produced through a new understanding of the 
       relationship between story-telling, identity and free 
520    These relationships come to the foreground as the text 
       opens itself to reveal the mechanisms of reading and 
       writing. As this happens, an awareness of the paradoxical 
       nature of language emerges. Of the event which is the 
       source of a narration, much is lost in the processes of 
       its representation in language; and at the same time it is
       the very capability of language to represent that makes 
       possible the return back to the origin 
520    The dynamic of textual fragmentation and multiplicity 
       underlines the technical aspects of language by 
       encouraging the reader to discover order and meaning in 
       the text, a task shared by the various readers and writers
       involved in the elaboration of the parts. This community 
       effort leads to ideological reflections on history and 
       democracy, especially as they relate to the Paraguayan 
       context. From this perspective, it can be seen how the 
       narrative relationships proposed in the structure of the 
       novel correspond to an underlying political statement 
590    School code: 0330 
590    DDC 
650  4 Literature, Latin American 
690    0312 
710 2  The University of Chicago 
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